Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Services

We can help you

  • Learn healthy choices and lifestyles
  • Connect with needed services and medical care
  • Support with breastfeeding
  • Understand making healthy food choices for your family
  • Screen for health, growth, and development
  • Prepare your child for life long success
  • Make shopping with WIC easier, learn more about Rhode Island WIC's new shopper app.

How it works

Changes to respond to COVID-19

  • All WIC sites are open and providing remote services (by phone) and mailing benefits or adding benefits to the eWIC cards for those in the Pilot sites.
  • The State WIC Office has approved temporary, emergency proxies for those families that are unable to leave their home due to mandatory quarantine and or isolation requirements. These proxies may not be listed on the WIC Food Guide & ID Folder but should be allowed to make purchases for the payee/participant that is listed on the folder. The designated person must present the proxy letter with signature to the cashier as proof of temporary proxy along with a picture ID and the ID folder. The temporary, emergency proxy is effective through September 30, 2020. SAMPLE PROXY LETTER
  • WIC is a public health program that improves birth outcomes and children’s long term health outcomes. WIC does not ask immigration status and is not a part of Public Charge.

WIC benefits provide you and your child with one-on-one nutrition counseling, referrals with services you may need, and a food prescription to meet your needs, and your child's specific needs. As long as you are in the WIC program, we will meet with you to celebrate the steps in your child's growth and learning. Women who apply early in their pregnancy are more likely to have a healthy baby. Children who stay on WIC until the age of five, are better prepared and more likely to succeed in school.

Who we help

Eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding a child under one year old and postpartum women who delivered a baby within six months, children birth to five years old and their caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians) whose household meets

Cost

No out-of-pocket costs to WIC participants

Where to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Services

Bristol

Central Falls

Coventry

Cranston

East Providence

Hopkinton

Johnston

Newport

North Kingstown

Pawtucket

Providence

Tiverton

Warwick

West Warwick

Westerly

Woonsocket